A Local’s Guide to the 11 Best Farmers Markets in Austin
There’s no better way to start your morning in Austin than by strolling the colorful stalls at one of the city’s many farmers’ markets. You’ll find a bounty of local produce, handcrafted jewelry, botanical skincare, beautiful baked goods, and a variety of artisanal ready-to-eat foods, from elote to tamales to empanadas. Or, perhaps you’d rather dine on a smorgasbord of samples—there’s no shame in that! It also wouldn’t be unusual to stumble upon a cooking demo or live music performance at one of Austin’s farmers’ markets.
Whether you’re just visiting for a few days or decide to move to Austin for a period of time, a farmers’ market is the best place to immerse yourself in an authentic Austin experience while supporting Texas farmers and makers. Austin has a number of markets to choose from almost any day of the week—and most are year-round and rain-or-shine unless otherwise noted.
Read on for our favorites and be sure to check each location’s website for the latest vendor and event updates:
- Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Downtown
- Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller
- Boggy Creek Farm Market
- Barton Creek Farmers Market
- Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Sunset Valley
- Green Gate Farms Market
- Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline
- Lone Star Farmers Market
- Good Shepherd Farmers Market
- Pedernales Farmers’ Market
- Downtown Buda Farmers’ Market
Let’s get started!
1. Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Downtown
Each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Austin’s Republic Square Park explodes into a lively open-air marketplace for the Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Downtown. Vendors like Richardson Farms and Peeler Farms peddle pasture-raised meat, while Billie & Jean’s and Growtopia Farms sell seasonal fruits and veggies.
Other highlights include cakes and pies from The Cake and Spook Baking Factory, focaccia and bagels by Casper Fermentables, and flan by Mesocano Foods. Each week brings different cooking demos and musical performances to the park’s sprawling green lawn.
2. Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller
This Texas-sized farmers’ market finally outgrew its original location at the historic Browning Hangar in the residential Mueller District and expanded into a permanent location at the Mueller’s Branch Park Pavilion last summer. The hours at the Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller remain the same—each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—but now this pet-friendly indoor-outdoor setting can accommodate even more vendors in its nearly 20,000 square feet of space.
This market also features plenty of prepared foods, so it’s a prime spot for brunch, including standouts like hot sandwiches from Three Six General, Yapa Empanadas, Steamies dumplings, and chilaquiles from Que Sazòn.
3. Boggy Creek Farm Market
Why not go straight to the source for your fresh produce? This no-till organic urban farm in East Austin has been around since 1992 and typically hosts a market Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At Boggy Creek Farm Market, you can buy eggs from their hens and vegetables grown by Austin farmers just steps away from you, plus goods from neighboring producers like Two Hives Honey, Coyote Creek Farm’s organic corn, Marysol’s Mushrooms, Dos Lunas Artisan Cheese, and meat from Dear Run Land & Cattle, Taylor Farm, and more.
Note that they have eliminated the use of plastic produce bags and encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags. compostable produce bags are available for a small fee.
Tips From a Landing Member
“The best part of Boggy Creek Farm Market was The Farm Stand. It was kind of like a booth at a farmers market, but you can literally see where the carrots or lettuce you’re buying was grown. That’s something really special!”
— Adam and Roxanna, “The Wander List: Will Adam and Roxanna Call Austin Home?”
4. Barton Creek Farmers Market
Even if you don’t normally find yourself at the mall, it’s worth a visit to Barton Creek Square on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the homespun Barton Creek Farmers Market Enjoy the convenience of free, easy parking, then watch performances from local talent like Movin’ Melvin, the tap dancing wonder, while you shop local vendors. Make sure to swing by 7R Ranch for holistically raised meats, Caskey Orchards for homegrown Texas peaches, and Sandy Creek Farms for local pecans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more.
Pro tip: Get there early to get a loaf of Jinx Bread before they sell out!
5. Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Sunset Valley
This South Austin market has been drawing locals each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for nearly 12 years, and some of its vendors have been showing up each week for that long! Located in the Toney Burger Center, the sprawling Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Sunset Valley always features live music and an Imagination Playground Station to occupy the kids while you shop.
Start at the Taste the Place booth for samples of what’s available before strolling the stalls. We recommend visiting with vendors like Gracy’s Microgreens, Hi-Fi Mycology, Copper Creek Ranch, Tamale Addiction, and Austin Honey Company.
Tips From a Landing Member
“When I occasionally did cook for myself in Austin, I made hearty, healthy meals with all the local goods from farmers markets. Because of the climate, there’s an abundance of fresh, local food in all kinds of variety all year round. It’s so easy to eat the whole rainbow!”
— Jess Goudreault, “How I Spent Three Months Living in Austin, Texas”
6. Green Gate Farms Market
This community-based certified-organic family farm was established in East Austin in 2006. Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, Green Gate Farms Market hosts a farm market in their big red Bergstrom barn to peddle flowers, herbs, vegetables, eggs, nuts, garden plants, and more.
The farm stand closes on July 17 each year for the team to take a vacation and prepare for the fall season, but it reopens in September. This year, they’ll also launch a monthly artisan market, so stay tuned for more details on that!
7. Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline
The sister to the TFM Mueller market, this massive farmers’ market in the parking lot of Cedar Park’s Lakeline Mall features over 90 vendors, almost half of which are agricultural producers located within 150 miles of the site.
Enjoy convenient parking and weekly live music at the Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline while you pick up fresh Gulf fish from K&S Seafood, Hill Country fruit from Engel Farms, aeroponically grown organic veggies from Vermillion Farms, duck eggs from Belle Vie Farm, and bison and venison dog treats and food from St. Hubertus Wild Game. You can even get your knife sharpened by Southpaw Bladeworks and bring your kitchen scraps to participate in the market’s community composting program.
8. Lone Star Farmers Market
Lone Star Farmers Market, located at The Galleria in Bee Cave, might not be heavy on produce, but it offers plenty of other goods for the community each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to soap, jewelry, and other artisan crafts, you’ll find Pachamama’s fermented hummus, Julie Myrtille’s perfect French pastries, Wagyu beef from Hatchitt Hill Ranch, ATX Homemade Jerky, and natural pet treats from Freya’s Farms.
While you’re there, pick up a breakfast sandwich from Il Panino and a cone from Cannone Gelato’s scoop shop on wheels.
9. Good Shepherd Farmers Market
In 2021, Tarrytown’s Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd started a farmers’ market for the neighborhood in their parking lot each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. After a break, Good Shepherd Farmers Market will reopen on Sept. 10 with 25 vendors, including bouquets and arrangements from Dipping in Petals, Nico’s Nitro Cold Brew Coffee, and Space Cow Bakery’s brownies and blondies. The site features round tables shaded by big oak trees, where customers can pause to enjoy their goods and listen to live music.
10. Pedernales Farmers’ Market
Held in the parking lot of Apis Restaurant each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this year-round farmers’ market highlights vendors who use sustainable and organic practices. Here, you’ll find heritage, pasture-raised meats and nitrate-free sausages from Three Sisters Ranch and Mick Family Farms, juicy peppers from Hat and Heart Farms, peach pie from Rutland Cottage Bakery, and spice blends and salts from Sandcastle Seasonings. In addition to food options, you can also snag exfoliating soaps from The Wild Bunch Homestead and handcrafted Mexican textiles from Casa Turquesa Boutique.
You’ll also find pickled vegetables, fermented hot sauces, artisan bread, herbal tinctures, native wood and leather crafts, natural skincare, whole dog food, and more. Start your Sunday at Pedernales Farmers’ Market with a made-to-order crepe and a smoothie while the kids run free in the shaded play area.
11. Downtown Buda Farmers’ Market
For a real small-town feel, head to downtown Buda’s charming Main Street strip just outside of Austin city limits on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each week, local farmers, ranchers, and artisans gather to celebrate and stimulate the local economy at Downtown Buda Farmers’ Market by offering their high-quality goods.
Look for produce from Gray Gardens, eggs from J&J Farms, baked goods from Frolla Patisserie, olive oil from Salud de Paloma, single-origin coffee from Springtown Roasters, salsas and jellies from Benham Kitchens, and much more.
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